Gift of Frederick W. Pattison 1951.58
Ryan preferred to print her woodcuts on black paper that she, ever thrifty, repurposed from wrappers for sensitized photographic material. The artist unfolded and ironed these tissue-like sheets to create burnished surfaces that did not absorb the oil paints she used as printing ink. As a result, the colors tended to retain their rich, unadulterated hues.
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